Photo: John Russell
Originally published as a Porterville Police Department Facebook post –
“On August 22, 2021 at about 2:52 P.M., Officers with the Porterville Police Department responded to a residence located in the 400 block of West Morton Avenue for a report of two men fighting.
Inside the residence, Officers located a Confidential Victim who was suffering from stab wounds to his torso and face. Officers learned the Confidential Victim and John Russell became involved in an argument that turned into a physical altercation. As a result of the altercation, the Confidential Victim sustained stab wounds which are believed to have been inflicted by the suspect, John Russell.
John Russell had already fled the residence on foot prior to the arrival of Officers, but was located a short distance away and arrested without incident. Detectives with the Porterville Police Department were called out to the scene and assumed the investigation.
The Confidential Victim was transported to Kaweah Delta Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and is expected to recover. John Russell was booked at the Tulare County Jail for attempted murder and is being held in lieu of $500,000.00 bail.”
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